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Teen Convicted Of Fatally Stabbing Brooklyn Radio Reporter

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A young man was convicted of second-degree murder in Brooklyn Tuesday in connection to the fatal stabbing of a radio newsman he met through Craigslist.

John Katehis, 19, was convicted of stabbing George Weber about 50 times in March 2009 in the older man's Henry Street apartment, according to the Brooklyn district attorney.

This was the second trial for Katehis. A jury was unable to reach a verdict last year.

Prosecutors said Weber responded to an ad offering sex for money posted by Katehis, who was 16 years old at the time.

The defense claimed Weber preyed on an underage, money-desperate boy and that Katehis was defending himself after a struggle.

Weber was working as a freelancer for ABC News Radio and worked at WABC in New York.

Katehis faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on December 7.

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